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TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FROM CES2018

TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FROM CES2018

Patrick Hughes, Senior Director of Government Relations and Strategic Inititatives “Alexa, write an article about the product trends at CES this year.” “Sorry, I don’t know that one.” I suppose there are some limits to what voice assistants and artificial intelligence can do—for now. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year, it seemed as if every product—from smoke detectors…

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Updating SF6 Reporting Requirements

Updating SF6 Reporting Requirements

This piece was originally published in the January 2018 issue of electroindustry. Caption: Nameplate adjustments is one solution to SF6 emission-reporting challenges. Photo by Karla Trost, G&W Electric Jonathan Stewart, Government Relations Manager, NEMA NEMA Government Relations Manager Jonathan Stewart discussed sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) emissions and pending rule changes to state reporting requirements related to it with a group of utilities in…

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Developing an Energy-Efficiency Workforce

Developing an Energy-Efficiency Workforce

This piece was originally published in the January 2018 issue of electroindustry. Caption: Briefing Congress on the need for an energy-efficiency workforce were (from the left) Jonathan Stewart, NEMA; Lauren Asplen, BlueGreen Alliance; Liz Delaney, Environmental Defense Fund; and Daniel Bresette, Alliance to Save Energy. Photo courtesy of Alliance to Save Energy Jonathan Stewart, Government Relations Manager, NEMA On October 26, NEMA…

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I Am NEMA: Mariela Echeverria

I Am NEMA: Mariela Echeverria

This piece was originally published in the January 2018 issue of electroindustry. Mariela Echeverria, Communication Services Manager, NEMA As the communication services manager, I provide marketing communication services to NEMA sections, promote programs and initiatives, and manage social media platforms. My background in commercial real estate, consulting, and the energy sector allows me to bring a well-rounded perspective to my work with…

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Artificial Intelligence Solutions for Transportation

Artificial Intelligence Solutions for Transportation

This piece was originally published in the January 2018 issue of electroindustry. Caption: Police can track criminals using technology that recognizes faces and license plates. Photo by Shuyu Zheng Shuyu Zheng, Research Intern, NEMA The latest applications of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in the fields of defense intelligence, medical imaging, smart cities, finance, and cybersecurity were on display in Washington, D.C., in…

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Electrical Controls Show Affinity for Improving Mechanical Systems

Electrical Controls Show Affinity for Improving Mechanical Systems

This piece was originally published in the January 2018 issue of electroindustry. Keith Waters, PE, CEM, Manager of Industry Standards, Schneider Electric Increasing the use of electronics to control mechanical systems allows for a more efficient operation of these mechanical systems. One of the most common applications is to utilize variable-frequency drives (VFDs) in lieu of traditional motor starters to control pump…

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Achieving Savings with Smart Thermostats

Achieving Savings with Smart Thermostats

This piece was originally published in the January 2018 issue of electroindustry. Sergio Marques, Product Manager, Controls and Cables Division, Stelpro Photo courtesy of Stelpro Electrical Heating Electric heating is an efficient way to heat a home because every watt consumed is transformed into heat. Electrical zone heating allows occupants to be more comfortable and save energy because each room is heated…

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Clean Electricity + Innovative Technologies = Efficient Electrification

Clean Electricity + Innovative Technologies = Efficient Electrification

This piece was originally published in the January 2018 issue of electroindustry. Arshad Mansoor, PhD, Executive Vice President, Research and Development, Electric Power Research Institute Dr. Mansoor is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and Vice President of the U.S. National Committee of CIGRE, the International Council on Large Electric Systems. The electric power sector is changing….

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Next-Generation Charging Stations

Next-Generation Charging Stations

This piece was originally published in the January 2018 issue of electroindustry. Benny Thomas, Product Manager, Hubbell Incorporated Early expectations for electric vehicles (EVs) and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) indicated a rapidly flourishing market that would take over in a short period of time. Sales of EVs, however, did not meet original expectations. Why? Because the availability, speed, and convenience of…

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From Gas to Grid: How and Where to Build Charging Infrastructure

From Gas to Grid: How and Where to Build Charging Infrastructure

This piece was originally published in the January 2018 issue of electroindustry. Excerpted with permission from Gas to Grid: Building Charging Infrastructure to Power Electric Vehicle Demand[1] The electric vehicle (EV) revolution is here. We should not allow the fact that EV sales in 2016 were only about 1 percent of total light-duty vehicle sales in the United States to lull us…

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